Facts you never knew about the world's national anthems
How well do you know your national anthem?
National anthems are serious business. Throughout history, people have lived and died by their country's flag and anthem. There are some amazing untold stories behind national anthems around the world that are definitely worth a read. For example, the Costa Rican anthem was written by a prisoner, who refused to write it the first time around. The Mexican anthem was only written after a stubborn woman forced it out of her fiancé. Click on to read all about these incredible stories, and discover the facts behind the world's national anthems.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age